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Tuition fees & scholarships

Students enrolled to SAMK who are nationals of non-EU and non-EEA countries, are due to pay the annual tuition fee.

Tuition fees

For students starting their studies in autumn 2019 and onwards, the tuition fee is 9,500 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students in each Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree programme taught in English, except for the degree programme of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which has a tuition fee of 10,500 € per academic year.

The students are able to apply for a scholarship that covers 50 % of the tuition fee.

The fees will not concern those students who

  • have obtained their study right before spring 2017
  • have started their studies before 1st August 2017
  • are citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • have an EU Blue Card
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland

Read carefully: Exemption from tuition fees

If you are unsure about whether you'd be subject to tuition fees, check the 'Am I required to pay tuition fees?' section on the application site.

Contact Admissions Office

SAMK Admissions Office assists applicants with their application process, tuition fees, confirming the study place or registration.
00 358 2 623 4801


Scholarships for Autumn 2019 intake and thereafter

Amount of scholarship

Scholarships are available only for students who are required to pay the tuition fee. The amount of scholarship is 50 % of the tuition fee of the academic year (4 750 €). The scholarship is paid afterwards to the student upon application. The scholarship is available only during the optimum study time of the degree (see the tables below).

Scholarship criteria

The minimum requirements for receiving a scholarship are:

  1. Student has completed at least 55 ECTS credits during the academic year when he/she applies for the scholarship AND
  2. The weighted grade point average for the studies completed during the academic year is at least 3.5.

In addition, the student should belong to the best 20 % of his/her classes all students according to the weighted grade point average. The student’s class consists of all students who have started their studies the same year with the student and who have completed studies during the academic year in question.

The studies accepted by the recognition of prior learning are counted both in the amount of credits and in the grade point average according to the grading date.

Applying for the scholarship

Students who are required to pay the tuition fee apply for the scholarship in the end of the academic year by the 15th of June. The decisions are made and the scholarships paid by the 15th of July.

If student graduates during his/her optimum study time in the autumn semester, he/she should apply for the scholarship by the 31st of December. The decisions are made and the scholarships paid 31st of January.

Information for students who have started their studies in SAMK before August 2019

Information about tuition fees and scholarships can be found from the Oiva intranet.

Further Information

Admissions office:

00 358 2 623 4801

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